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6 Ways District Leaders Can Build Racial Equity

Education Week spoke to chief equity officers and superintendents for ideas on promoting more equitable education practices in school districts. Here’s what they shared. (June 18, 2020)

Leaders to Learn From

Education Week Leaders To Learn From
In this annual report, Education Week's Leaders To Learn From spotlights district-level leaders from across the country who seized on creative but practical approaches to improving their school systems and put those ideas to work.

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Spotlight on Principal Leadership

As their position evolves, principals are taking a leading role in school improvement efforts. In this Spotlight, learn how principals are providing input on ESSA's implementation, gaining management savvy from the business world, and balancing classroom visits with other leadership responsibilities.

Education Week Quizzes

Quiz Yourself: Principal Leadership
How are states regulating principal-preparation programs, what does ESSA say about training school leadership, and how do “niche” principal-training programs aim to train more-effective school leaders?

Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About School Finance?
What is the relationship between school demographics and school budget, how can districts allocate new funding, and how outdated are school funding formulas?

SPECIAL REPORTS

Managing the Money
This Education Week special report puts the focus on what those on the hot seat—superintendents, principals, and other local leaders—actually do with the funding they get and what stands in the way of their making better use of it.

Tick Tock Teach: Why Schools Can't Beat the Clock
Research has some solutions for schools trying to get the most out of the time in the school day. Yet, many adhere to long-standing norms around class time and the school year. Education Week explores some barriers in the way of change, and how some districts are putting the research into practice.

Inside the Principal-Teacher Relationship
Education Week talked to dozens of principals about strategies for building strong partnerships with teachers and heard from many teachers about what they need most from school leaders.

Infographics

Data: How District Leaders, Principals, and Teachers View Social-Emotional Learning
National survey captures attitudes toward SEL and challenges to more widespread teaching of social-emotional skills in schools.

We Asked About School Finance. What Did Districts Say?
To learn more about what those on the front lines of managing school finance think of the challenges they face, the Education Week Research Center in August fielded an online survey to a nationally representative sample of school principals and district-level administrators.

District Dossier Blog

11/23 04:49 pm | Former School Board Members, All Women, Take Denver School Board to Task | In an unusual public letter, the 14 former board members accuse the current board of driving Superintendent Susana Cordova out of the job.

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Fed up with their district’s unmet pledges to stop steering African American students into low-level classes, parents take action.
March 4, 2020 – Education Week
Here are key steps for district and school leaders to follow if coronavirus hits your community.
March 2, 2020 – Education Week
Coronavirus cases have now directly hit U.S. schools. Here’s what school leaders need to know right now about the virus.
February 28, 2020 – Education Week
A CDC official said people "should ask your children’s schools about their plans for school dismissals or school closures."
February 25, 2020 – Education Week
Reading and math scores rose dramatically in districts that focused heavily on improving the ranks of principals. Now an effort is under way to replicate that success in nearly 100 other school districts around the country.
February 23, 2020 – Education Week
Around the world, education is the largest recipient of philanthropic giving by a large margin, but in the United States, funders are moving away from investing in K-12 schools in favor of early childhood and higher education.
February 12, 2020 – Education Week
A push to open a center devoted to research and professional development for rural K-12 holds promise for educators who work in small, isolated communities.
January 22, 2020 – Education Week
Early-childhood education is a priority for New Mexico, and a first-term governor has approved school funding increases, but the state remains challenged by issues of poverty and educational governance.
January 22, 2020 – Education Week
Teacher Ashley Redd spent a day as a 4th grader and went home with a hangover of fear and humiliation.
January 21, 2020 – Teacher
School districts and states invest millions of dollars in preparing and hiring new principals each year. New research out of Texas could help districts get better at understanding why principals leave and help alleviate the school leadership churn.
January 15, 2020 – Education Week

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